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***Students Please take Note**

Next Workin the Westie : Friday November 22nd

 Location: Star Ballroom  1730 East Jericho Tpke Huntington

Intermediate embellishment class taught by Keith Stremmel

 Beginner class taught by Lynne Gambone

 DJ Vernon Smith playing a Dance mix of : WCS, Hustle, Country two step 

 Workshop: 7:30pm-8:45pm   open dancing 8:45pm-11:30pm 

$27 for lesson & Dance, $15 for dance..more info below

Sunday December 1st   "CLUB NIGHT" Holiday Festival Dance Jam ": Co-Hosts & DJ Donna DeSimone & Louis Del Prete   

Sons of Italy 2075 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park NY

Special Dance Performances by:

KL Dance Diva's & KL Hustle Formation Team

Music mix of Latin, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Country two step, some smooth

Free Intermediate Hustle lesson from 6:30pm-7:15pm 

 Cash Bar with Drink specials ,open dancing from 7:15pm-10:30pm   Flyer below  $20

Tuesday December 31st New Year's Eve Dance Party 2020

Presented by Donna DeSimone & Louis Del Prete

 8:00pm - 1:00AM

Payable to Louis Del Prete PO Box 294, Deer Park Ave, Deer Park NY 11729

Deer Park VFW Hall

Reserved and open seating avaiable

588 Long Island Ave, Deer Park NY 11729

Flyer Below...


email , text or call to reserve a spot 

New Fall Classes

NEW  Beginner Hustle & West Coast Swing classes

starting Thursday September 19th:

 Excalibur Dance studio: 290 Broad Hollow rd, Melville 

7:00pm-8:00pm: Beginner Hustle

8:00pm-9:00pm: Beginner West Coast Swing

Attitudes in Motion: 756 Old Bethpage rd, Old Bethpage NY11804

New Beginner Country Two Step: 6 week course  

September 22nd- October 27th 

All  1 hour Group classes: $15

Take 3 group classes in one week, 3rd class $10

Class Schedule

Attitudes in Motion 756 Old Bethpage Rd. Old Bethpage NY 11804

2019 Fall schedule


Breakin Out Ballroom, 427 B West Main Street, Patchogue NY 11772: 

  Private lessons by appointment only.


Attitudes in Motion classes & Privates lessons: 

756 Old Bethpage Rd. Old Bethpage NY 11804

Tuesdays: 7:30pm-8:30pm  Intermediate Hustle 


   Wednesday: 7:45pm-8:45pm Inter/Advanced Hustle, 

Wednesday: 8:45pm-10:00pm Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing

Sundays:  1:00pm-2:15: Advanced Hustle

Sunday: 2:30pm-3:30pm: Beginner Country Two Step starting 9/22/19



Excalibur Dance Studio, 290 Broad Hollow Rd. Melville NY 11747 

Thursday: Private 5pm-7pm call for appointment. 

New Group classes starting Thursday September 19th 2019

7:00pm-8:00pm: Beginner Hustle

8:00pm-9:00pm: Beginner West Coast Swing

Group & Private class Rates

Privates lessons by appointment only in all locations. Need 48 hr notice of all cancellations or will be charged for lesson.

Private lesson 55 mins.

1 person private: $75.00

2 person private $80.00

 Group class is $15.00 pay as you go.

Group class discount: take 2 classes at regular price of $15.00 in one week all classes after that is $10.00. Group lessons run from 1 hour -1  hr 15 mins.

Event Flyers




Short Bio

Full Bio on request


Donna has been teaching dance since 1976. Her knowledge of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyric, Broadway Theater, Ballroom and Marital Arts has greatly influenced her Hustle & West Coast dancing with an athletic elegant style.

Donna Competed in Ballroom for 8 years and has many amateur and professional titles in Hustle, American & International Ballroom including USBC American Rhythm Champion.

Donna went on to choreograph for dance tours to China, Italy, Florida, Hershey Park, Carnegie Hall (“Cole Porter’s 100th Birthday Celebration” and “An invitation to Dance” with the NY Pops Orchestra). You can also see her on Cable TV “Touch Dancing” with Alfonzo.

Currently Donna resides on Long Island NY where she teaches dance and runs monthly Hustle, West Coast Swing and Ballrooms dances under the name “The DancXchange” and “Workin the Westie” in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

Since 1993 Donna has been the Ballroom Entertainment Director and agent for the “Stardust Dance Weekends”  and Stardust Cruises. 


Donna DeSimone holds many Championship Dance Competition Titles and is the recipient of Numerous Awards for her contribution to the Art of Dance

Her Credits include Theater work, television work, Choreography, and Event Production. Donna has a Lifetime of experience to share

Performing Arts Instructor for over 3 decades. Dance expert  in the Social Dances of Ballroom, Latin, Hustle and West Coast Swing. Entertainment Director for Stardust Dance Weekends since 1993.

Full Bio on request

Accomplishments Highlights

Championship Titles

1985 Virginia State Amateur Rhythm Champion

1986 USBC Rhythm Champion

1990 1st Place Zachary's Dance Contest: Mambo

1991  1st Place: Tri-State Dance Championships : Hustle/Mambo

2002 Swing Fling Hustle & West Coast Swing 1st Place

2005-2006 1st Place Professional Just Hustle :

 "World Hustle Championships" Hustle Congress

2006 1st Place Theater Arts Hustle : "Hustle Congress"

Team Competition

2006 1st Place: Hustle Congress Team Challenge 

2010 1st Place Hustle Congress :LI Dance Force Hustle Champions

2017 1st Place Hustle Congress: Long Island Swustle Team


In appreciation for taking Social Dancing to a new caliber and your promotion of it by example to the Hustle World at large. For your iconic presence in the World of Dance.

2007 ISDA "Augie & Margo Rodriquez Award presented by Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow

2010 Hustle Congress: " Inspirational Icon Award" presented by Lori Brizzi

2011 World Hustle: " Christopher M. Nardone Award" presented by Diane Nardone.

2018 Stardust Productions: 25 Years of Service for Outstanding vision, dedication, commitment to excellence

2018 Dance Talk Magazine on line poll won title of "Favorite Female Hustle dancer" 

2019 Disco America "Hall of Fame Award"

Dance Events, Weekends & Destinations

DancXchange Ballroom Dance


Workin the Westie



Huntington Moose Lodge, 631 Pulaski Rd , Greenlawn NY & Sons of Italy 2075 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park NY

West Coast Swing Event with workshops  Level 1 & Level 2 :  1  1/2 hr workshop: 7:30pm-8:45pm  & Dance 8:45pm-11:30pm. 

Pricing: $27.00 for Workshop & Dance $15.00 Dance only. DJ Dance mix of WCS, Hustle & Country

  Future Dates:

November 22nd: Star Ballroom, Guest Instructor Keith Stremmel & DJ Vernon Smith 

    December 27th: Huntington Moose Lodge in Greenlawn    

DancXchange Club Night


Sons of Italy, 2075 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park NY

Latin, Hustle, West Coast Swing & Country Two step, some smooth.

 Free Hustle lesson 6:30pm-7:15pm, 

Dance 7:15pm- 10:30pm. Cash Bar, tables for seating, Snacks, fruit bowl, cheese crackers & dessert


Future Dates: starting in August moving to 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month

  November 10th , December 1st: Holiday Dance Jam Party with CO Host & DJ Louis Del Prete & Performances by Lori Ann's Performance Teams

Stardust Dance Weekends


Weekend Getaways: Friday -Sunday 

New Location: Villa Roma Resort starting in 2019

Rates starting at $375.00 pp includes:

Lodging, 7 meals, 2 Cocktail parties/open bar/wine,champagne, over 50 workshops, Entertainment nightly, Dancing in 4 venues, Top Nite club shows each evening.

www.stardustdance.com please mention Donna DeSimone when registering.

November 16th-18th 2018

2019 Dates at NEW LOCATION

Villa Roma Resort: 356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon NY 12723

Next Stardust weekend

 November 22nd-24th


Stardust Dance Cruise XVII


February 4th- February 14th 2020

Costa Luminosa: 10 nights, departs from Ft Lauderdale Florida


Naussau Bahamas, Amber Cove,, Ocho Rios Jamacia, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman Island, Mahogany Bay, Roatan Cozumel Mexico

Mention Donna DeSimone when booking your reservation

845 794-4982


Stardust Destination Cruise III


 Stardust 2020 Destination Cruise

September 4th-13th 2020

8 Days /7 Night Cruise & 3 Day /2 Night Land .

Departure Port: Barcelona, Spain

Itinerary: Barcelona, Marseille, Savona, Napoli, Palermo, Ibiza 

Land Destination: 3 Days/2 nights in Barcelona, Spain

email us: info@stardustdance.com

For complete brochures on all events

 call 800 537-2797 , Outside the US & Canada


more info to come

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Attitudes in Motion Dance Studio

756 Old Bethpage Rd.

Old Bethpage NY 11804

Donna DeSimone

756 Old Bethpage Road, Old Bethpage, New York 11804, United States

(516) 375-8498 dancxchange@yahoo.com